Royals beaten in 7 goal cup thriller

Reading came from 4 - 1 down to 4 - 3 to make in a nervy last 5 mins for the hosts.

Reading were 2 - 0 down at HT after goals from Robbie Fowler and Riise.

It was 3 - 0 soon after half time with all Liverpool goals coming in a 6 minute spell either side of the break.

Andre Bikey pulled one back but Liverpool made it 4 - 1 from Peter Crouch.

Then Reading scored twice with goals from Lita and Long in the space of 4 mins.

That ended the scoring with Liverpool going onto round 4 and a trip to Birmingham City.

Fourth Round Draw:

Birmingham v Liverpool

Chelsea v Aston Villa

Chesterfield v Charlton

Everton v Arsenal

Notts County v Wycombe

Southend v Manchester United

Tottenham v Port Vale

Watford v Newcastle